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WordPress.com 2.5 Essential Training Videos

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WordPress.com 2.5 Essential Training at lynda.com Online Training Library® is a set of training videos by Maria Langer (who also happens to be a professional helicopter pilot) that walk through the setup and use of WordPress as a blogging tool. Sadly, the title of this set of videos might be a bit misleading (though the title does indeed say WordPress.com, I was taken by the version number in the title) since the videos are tailored for WordPress.com blogs and not for self hosted WordPress.org blogs. However, a few of the initial videos are offered for free download and the only option for purchase of the full set is via a monthly subscription for $25 which would give the user access to all the videos on lynda.com. There are plans to sell the videos as a CDROM for purchase but those are not available as of this post.

The videos are aimed towards the basics of blogging and range in topics from setting up a blog on WordPress.com to creating and maintaining posts, pages, categories, adding multimedia, choosing and setting up themes, managing users and participating in the blogosphere.

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  1. Tadd (89 comments.) says:

    I’m actually working on a few flash tutorials for clients to view for keeping their website updated. Very basic. This looks good too …

  2. Michael E-O (1 comments.) says:

    I’d pay money to learn in-depth coding and such of the WordPress platform via video – but for basics? You can find tutorials (and yes videos) all over the net.

  3. Rebecca (3 comments.) says:

    Very cool, I started making my own mini screencast tutorials as well.

  4. Martin Welch (5 comments.) says:

    I’m also looking for some tutorials about WordPress, and with the one that you’ve shared I got lots of useful information. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Maria (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks very much for helping to spread the word about my new WordPress.com video. I appreciate the support!

  6. Maria (4 comments.) says:

    Just a quick update…new versions of the course for WordPress.com 2.7 and self-hosted WordPress 2.7 are due out at Lynda.com any day now. Thanks again for the review.



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